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December 2016

Next MeetingCOMIO's next meeting will include an Issue-Specific Workshop on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM and a full Council Meeting on Thursday, February 2, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Both meetings will be held at the following location: Board of Parole Hearing Executive Board Room 1515 K Street, 5th Floor, Suite 550 Sacramento, CA 95814 For the full list of COMIO Meetings for 2017 please click here.

AnnouncementsCOMIO 2016 Annual Report Released
Difficult decisions are ahead for local and state policymakers. Individuals with mental illness are a growing proportion of the jail and prison population putting atrisk resources needed to support community alternatives. Waiting to address behavioral health needs due to incarceration will pull scarce resources towards the wrong end of the system. The time to invest in strategies that divert individuals from incarceration and enhance service and housing capacity for those with high needs and risks is now. This report provides…